When you are dealing with flammable refrigerants it is important you need to take extra precautions when storing them.
You need to assess the following risks when determining a safe location to store these refrigerants
Once you have decided on a place to store a flammable HC or HFO, you will need to maintain the space to reduce accidents when dealing with these substances to avoid possible hazards, this includes
When you are dealing with damaged storage or equipment make sure that you first
- wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) this can include safety goggles and appropriate clothing
- read the safety manual data sheet for dealing with any hazards associated with the refrigerant
- Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergency
Moving the damaged storage or equipment away to a designated area that is far away from the main area which ensure compliance with the rules for dealing hazardous substances